I didn't used to like Cheetahs - their tiny heads freaked me out. However many years ago in South Africa we visited an animal reserve and I went into an enclosure with some cheetahs.
They were adorable, affectionate and playful. I grew up with large dogs so was relaxed with rough and tumble playing, much to the surprise of the keepers, who kept a close eye as they jumped all over and around me. However, I would advise anyone to avoid being licked by a cheetah. Nearly removed the top layer of skin from my arm.
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